Friday, July 06, 2007

IWCAM GIS Initiative

The Integrated Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) Project, based in Saint Lucia is forging a good foundation for GIS and its application to the management of water resources and related issues in 13 Caribbean states, stretching from The Bahamas to Trinidad & Tobago. The IWCAM today ended a two-day Regional GIS Workshop in Roseau, Dominica where a draft Roadmap for mainstreaming GIS for watershed management in the Caribbean was presented and widely discussed. The results of the workshop are not yet formally available, but the Caribbean's GIS sector will likely benefit from the many good action-ideas that IWCAM is now seriously considering. The IWCAM Project Coordination Unit is to be congratulated for its action on pushing the application of high technology to better manage the precious water resources of the region, to the benefit of its people.

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